12 EU member states' post-pandemic recovery plans endorsed by European Commission

Brussels (Belgium), June 24: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday concluded her first leg of visits to the capital cities of 12...

Russia expels British warship violating its sea border: media

Moscow (Russia), June 24: Russia's Black Sea Fleet and Federal Security Service have expelled a British warship that violated the country's territorial waters, the Russian...

UN chief calls on EU to fight for "enlightenment" against intolerance

Brussels (Belgium), June 24: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked the European Union (EU) to fight for values of "enlightenment" against populism, racism and...

EU seeks reciprocal lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions with U.S.

Brusssels (Belgium), June 23: European Union (EU) officials said on Tuesday they hoped an agreement can be reached with the United States on the reciprocal...

Uganda closes parliament amid second wave of COVID-19

Kampala (Uganda), June 23: Uganda on Tuesday announced the closure of parliament for two weeks as a virulent second wave of COVID-19 continues to devastate...

Saudi Arabia Says Indifferent to New Israeli Gov't as Nations Have No...

Doha (Qatar), June 23: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on Tuesday that the Kingdom could not care less about the...

UN envoy sees dire situation in Afghanistan

United Nations, June 23: The UN secretary-general's special representative for Afghanistan warned on Tuesday that the situation on the ground in the country is dire.

U.S. Senate Republicans block Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill

Washington (US), June 23: U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping legislation to overhaul federal elections, defeating Democrats' efforts to counter a wave of...

EU endorses 3 member states' post-COVID recovery plans

Brussels (Belgium), June 23: European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen announced EU's endorsement to three member states' post-pandemic recovery plan during her tour...

Portuguese president urges young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Lisbon (Portugal), June 23: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Tuesday appealed to young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, which he pointed out...

Biden to deliver address over soaring crime rates in U.S. major cities

Washington (US), June 23: U.S. President Joe Biden is set to deliver an address focusing on his administration's crime prevention strategy on Wednesday as multiple...

Iran condemns U.S. "interventionist" stance on presidential election

Tehran (Iran), June 23: The spokesman for Iran's government on Tuesday condemned what he called U.S. "interventionist" stance on the recent presidential election in Iran.

Putin says NATO degrades European security

Moscow (Russia), June 23: The entire system of European security has been significantly degraded, while tensions are rising and the risks of a new arms...

Sweden decides to cover people aged 16-17 in vaccination

Stockholm (Sweden), June 23: Unlike many other countries that have started to vaccinate people from the age of 12, the Swedish Public Health Agency announced...

G20 ministers stress role of education in addressing global poverty,inequality

Rome (Italy), June 23: Ministers of education from the Group of 20 (G20) agreed on Tuesday that education should be a centerpiece of the international...

S. Korea, U.S. agree to consider ending 'working group' forum on N....

Seoul (South Korea), June 22: South Korea and the United States have agreed to consider terminating their "working group" forum on North Korea policy, the...

New infections in 300s for 2nd day, variants remain worry

Seoul (South Korea), June 22: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 300s for the second consecutive day Tuesday on fewer tests over...

Russian Diplomats in US Commemorate 80th Anniversary of Nazi Invasion of Soviet...

Washington (US), June 22: Russian diplomats in the United States led by Ambassador Anatoly Antonov lit candles to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Nazi...

World Bank to finance Ghana's COVID-19 vaccine rollout: official

Accra (Ghana), June 22: The World Bank is ready to finance Ghana's further COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the bank's country director for Ghana Pierre Laporte said...

WHO, South Africa to set up hub for COVID-19 mRNA technology transfer

Geneva (Switzerland), June 22: The South African government and the World Health Organization (WHO) are making progress to set up a technology transfer hub in...

UN confirms 26,425 grave violations against children in 2020

United Nations, June 22: An annual report of the UN secretary-general on children and armed conflict verified 26,425 grave violations against children in 2020.

New Australian deputy PM adds uncertainty to 2050 net zero target

Canberra (Australia), June 22: The Australian government says net zero emissions by 2050 remains its preference, but the new Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Barnaby Joyce...

Uganda's new vice president, prime minister sworn in

Kampala (Uganda), June 22: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday swore in the country's vice president, prime minister and dozens of ministers.

EU imposes news sanctions on Belarus

Brussels (Belgium), June 22: The European Union (EU) on Monday announced new sanctions against 78 individuals and eight entities in Belarus, partially in response to...

U.S. Fed Chair Powell says pandemic continues to pose risks to economic...

Washington (US), June 22: U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose risks to the U.S. economic...

UN chief calls for action toward affordable, clean energy

United Nations, June 22: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on all stakeholders to ramp up action toward Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) --...

Polish president backs Moldova's EU ambitions

Warsaw (Poland), June 22: President Andrzej Duda offered Poland's support for Moldova's European Union (EU) membership ambitions during Moldovan President Maia Sandu's first official visit...